Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Walworth County

Elkhorn, Wisconsin


Read More About It

"Walworth County" by Walter Dunn

"History of Walworth County" by the Western Historical Co.

"History of Walworth County, Wisconsin" by A.C. Beckwith


Vocabulary:

existing

Interesting Fact:

The Walworth County fairgrounds covers 90 acres owned by the Walworth County Agricultural Society.


Study Questions:

  • In what community was the Walworth County Fair first held?
  • Where is the fair in your county held? How long has it existed?
  • Find Walworth County on a Wisconsin map.


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about county fairs:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on October 16:

    1962: The Cuban missile crisis begins.



  • October 16

    October 16, 1850: The Walworth County fair opened. It is the state's oldest existing county fair.


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